Re: 6 weeks of EBF and still in pain...
with the PP. I especially want to reiterate that when a baby is latched on properly, it shouldn't matter how frequently she feeds. With a good latch, a baby could feed literally non-stop and still not hurt her mom. With a poor latch, it's always going to hurt.
I'm also thinking thrush or vasospasms could provide explanations for the pain. But could you answer a few more questions, in addition to the excellent ones above, to rule out latch problems? They are:
1. When do you experience pain- at the beginning of the feeding, when baby first latches on, sometime in the middle or towards the end of the feeding (perhaps you feel like the baby "slips up" on the nipple or "clamps down" on the nipple?), or after the feeding is over?
2. How would you describe the pain- pinching, stabbing, burning, itching?
3. When the baby comes off the breast, what do you see- is the nipple symmetrical, like a pencil eraser, or assymetrical/wedged/creased/ridged/ shaped like a new lipstick?
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